Even though the human body has 365 points and 12 major meridians, there is one point that is very important and significant.
An old Japanese legend has it that there was a man who was lucky enough to get a priceless knowledge from his father, who taught him about this Longevity Point of a hundred diseases.
This young man followed his father’s instructions and massaged this point every day. as a result, he lived long enough to see the birth and the death of a couple of emperors.
As we already pointed out, the human body has 365 points and 12 major meridians, numbers that coincide with the numbers of the days and the months in a year.
These points of the human body can be treated with acupressure or finger pressure on certain points. These points are determined thanks to the teaching about meridians and channels related to corresponding organs in the body. the Chinese medicine sees the human body as an energy system and it involves massage of certain points of the body itself so that the flow of energy is affected, and the function of each organ at the same time.
When one triggers the Zu San Li point, they heal and rejuvenate their body and prevent aging. The Chinese people consider this point to be the point of longevity, and the Japanese call it the point of a hundred diseases.
Where is the magical (or the Zu San Li) point located on our body?
The Zu San Li point is situated below the kneecap. You just need to place your hand on your knee, the right one on the right knee and the left one on the left knee. Once you place your hands in this position, you will find the point between the ends of your ring finger and the pinky between the bones.
However, there is another way for you to find this point. Sit down on the floor and then strongly press your feet on the ground in front of you, without raising the heels from the floor. You will see a region below your knee that is slightly higher. The highest point of this region is actually the point you seek, the Zu San Li point.
Why do Japanese call it ‘The point of a hundred diseases?’
- This point regulates the function of the organs in the lower body part
- It also regulates the parts of the spinal chord which are responsible for the appropriate function of the digestive and the gastrointestinal tract, the adrenal glands, the kidneys and the reproductive system
If you massage the Zu San Li point you will stimulate and improve the work of the adrenal glands, the most vital glands when it comes to protection of your health. These glands are responsible for the production of adrenaline, hydrocortisone, and other vital hormones in the blood.
This is what will happen if you massage ‘the point of longevity’ on a daily basis
- You will suppress inflammation
- You will treat gastrointestinal issues and diseases
- You will regulate the levels of glucose and insulin in the blood
- You will improve your immune system
- You will treat the damages in your body caused by stroke
- You will trigger the digestive system and the digestive processes in your body
If you massage this point regularly you will also achieve an inner balance and you will become more confident, and you will alleviate stress and tension. This massage can also help you treat numerous health conditions, such as hiccups, impotence, gastritis, urinary incontinence, constipation, etc.
How to affect the Zu San Li point?
The best time for massaging the point of longevity is morning, before lunch. You should make a clockwise circular movement nine times for each leg (nine times on one leg, and nine times on the other). The massaging time should be about ten minutes in total.
You should also remember that you need to be relaxed before you start with this massage, and the best position for you to perform the massage of the Zu San Li point is the sitting position. Start by breathing and concentrating on your feelings. Try to achieve harmony and stay aware of the beginning of the process of your healing. You will trigger this process by massaging your Zu San Li point.
Massage the Zu San Li point using your fingers or grain cereals, such as oats, buckwheat, rice, etc. You can also use garlic cloves. Take a close and cut it in half, making sure it is pressed against the point for about an hour or two, or until your skin turns red.
The massaging of the Zu San Li point can also help you lose some weight. To this end, you should perform the massage in the evening. It will help you lose about 400 – 500 grams on a weekly basis. However, be cautious as massaging this point before going to bed can cause insomnia.
Start the massaging every morning, eight days prior to New Moon. Repeat the circular movements on each leg, clockwise. This time is ideal for you to make your immune system stronger, to improve the function of your organs and to slow down the aging process.
If you massage your legs at this point before lunch, you will improve your memory, concentration, the general tone, as well as your cardiovascular and your digestive health.
If you massage the Zu San Li point after lunch, you will alleviate stress, irritability, nervousness, headaches, and sleeping disorders.
If you massage this point in the evening, making counterclockwise circular motions on both legs, you will boost your metabolism and accelerate the weight-losing process.